Nonlinear Wave Processes in Acousticsby K. Naugolnykh, L. Ostrovsky
Pub. Date: 03/28/2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The investigation of nonlinear phenomena in acoustics has a rich history stretching back to the mechanical physical sciences in the nineteenth century. The study of nonlinear phenomena, such as explosions and jet engines, prompted the sharp growth of interest in nonlinear acoustic phenomena. In this book, the authors consider models of different "acoustic" media as well as equations and behavior of finite-amplitude waves. The authors also consider the effects of nonlinearity, dissipation, dispersion, and for two- and three-dimensional problems, reflection and diffraction on the evolution and interaction of acoustic beams. This book will be of interest not only to specialists in acoustics, but also to a wide audience of mathematicians, physicists, and engineers working on nonlinear waves in various physical systems.
Table of ContentsPreface; 1. Nonlinearity, dissipation and dispersion in acoustics; 2. Simple waves and shocks in acoustics; 3. Nonlinear geometrical acoustics; 4. Nonlinear sound beams; 5. Sound-sound interaction (nondispersive medium); 6. Nonlinear acoustic waves in dispersive media; 7. Self-action and stimulated scattering of sound; Conclusion; Subject index.
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